Skip to main content
Thomas Smith Howard

Thomas Smith Howard

also known as Tom Howard

Practice areas:

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Employment & Labor, Medical Malpractice

How would you rate this lawyer?

If you’re a current or former client, share your thoughts (anonymously, if you prefer). Would you recommend this lawyer to other clients?

Review Thomas Howard

About Me

My passion is for the practice of law. I enjoy trials and arbitrations, and representing clients aggressively and with attention to the client's needs, interests, and wishes.


When I take time off, I like to downhill ski (the steeper, the better), sail, and bicycle.

More 

Languages Spoken: English, Polish, Spanish

Photos and Videos

1621764 1289772019

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 45%
    2 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 30%
    2 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    2 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (30-40%), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jeffrey M Halkovich

    Tom is one of the most competent, diligent and client focused attorneys I have ever worked with. I highly recommend Tom for any complex litigation or business dispute. Furthermore, I have witnessed first hand his particular expertise in medical malpractice and nursing home abuse cases. I would strongly recommend Tom to anybody in need of these services.

    More 

    Jeffrey Halkovich Health Care Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Amie Gartenberg

    I have been Tom Howard's partner for over 20 years. He is a brilliant trial lawyer with a thorough knowledge of the law and of his client's claims and he has an extraordinary abilitiy to make that knowledge accessible to the Court, to a jury and to his clients. He is compassionate and passionate in his work. I highly endorse his work.

    More 

    Amie Gartenberg Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Two University Plaza Ste 400
Hackensack, NJ, 07601

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive198705/29/2015
NYCurrently registered 197803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper LawyersN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Certification as a Civil Trial AttorneySupreme Court of the State of New JerseyN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKirsch Gartenberg Howard LLP1988 - Present
AssociateThacher Proffitt & Wood1978 - 1987
Law ClerkNYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division1977 - 1978

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
New Jersey State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for Justice, Nursing Homes Litigation GroupN/AN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Meyers v. RCM Technologies$8.2 million verdict for my clients, upheld on appeal
Morganroth v. Norris McLaughlin & MarcusUS Court of Appeals recognized cause of action
Fraser v. Brandywine Senior CareJury verdict for $850,000

See all Legal Cases 

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Law Education InstituteNursing Home Negligence and Abuse2006